Chiropractic Care Can Ease Jaw Pain Related to TMJ After Auto Injury

TMJ Pain Eased by Chiropractic After Car Accident in Texarkana

Jaw pain is a fairly common problem reported by many people after a auto injury, and it can be challenging for some health practitioners to identify the source of the problem. Complicating the issue, many times you won't develop TMJ symptoms until many weeks or months after a crash.

Back Pain Chiropractic has treated many people with jaw pain after an injury, and the medical literature explains what produces these types of symptoms. During a auto collision, the tissues in your neck are frequently stretched or torn, causing ligament, muscle, or nerve injury. This can clearly cause pain in the neck and back, but since your central nervous system is one functioning unit, irritation of the nerves can cause issues in other parts of your body.

For instance, with radicular pain, irritation of a nerve can cause tingling or pins and needles in the arm and hand. Similarly, it can affect parts of your body above the injury, like your head and jaw. Headaches after car accident are very common because of neck injury, and the TMJ works the same way. Back Pain Chiropractic sees this very commonly in our Texarkana office.

Research Supports Chiropractic Adjustments Helps TMJ Pain After Auto Injury

Research indicates that the root of many jaw or TMJ symptoms starts in the neck and that treatment of the underlying neck problem can fix the secondary headaches or jaw symptoms. The key to resolving these symptoms is simple: Back Pain Chiropractic will work to restore your spinal column back to health, relieving the inflammatory reaction, treating the injured areas, and lessening the irritation to the nerves in your spine.

Back Pain Chiropractic finds that jaw and headache symptoms often resolve once we restore your spine to its healthy condition.

If you reside in Texarkana and you've been hurt in a crash, Back Pain Chiropractic can help. We've been working with auto injury patients for many years and we can most likely help you, too. Give our office a call today at (870) 774-0951 for an appointment or consultation.

Ciancaglini R, Testa M, Radaelli G. Association of neck pain with symptoms of temporomandibular dysfunction in the general adult population. Scandinavian Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine 1999;31:17-22.

Brantingham JW, Cassa TK, Bonnefin D, Pribicevic M, Robb A, et al. Manipulative and multimodal therapy for upper extremity and temporomandibular disorders: a system review. Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics 2013;36(3):143-201.

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